A Korean font family that is flexible and personable in all text environments, including screens.
The original Adelle Sans, José Scaglione and Veronika Burian’s award-winning sans serif, provides a clean and spirited take on the traditional grotesque sans. The Korean design was created by Chorong Kim and Changseop Im of the Sandoll font foundry in the same spirit of the full Adelle Sans family.
Adelle Sans Korean was expected to handle the most demanding editorial design problems, which led to its modern and simplified forms. The combination of lively character and unobtrusive appearance inherent to grotesque sans serifs make it an utterly versatile tool for every imaginable situation. Whether for branding, signage, editorial, or advertising, the keyword behind Adelle Sans Korean’s use is flexibility.
In partnership with preeminent Korean font foundry Sandoll, Adelle Sans Korean was designed in seven weights that capitalise on legibility and provide the designer a wide range of text emphasis within their layout. By creating weights from Ultrathin to Extrabold, the Korean is a perfect counterpart to the Latin with distinct individual and family advantages: space-saving design, higher legibility in small sizes, modern appeal, additional room for complex marks, and a similar texture to the rest of the enormous Adelle Sans family.
Rooted in the belief that broad language support is crucial to modern type design, Adelle Sans Korean is yet another push in TypeTogether’s ongoing multilingual efforts. Adding language support is not a simple act of matching geometry stroke for stroke; each script must harmonise with the others while still maintaining its own identity. Korean script’s complexity includes its dense shapes and combined marks, making it more complex than its Latin counterpart. The Adelle family’s naturally clean and spirited shapes lend themselves to an appropriate Korean translation of the Latin’s colour and feel, matching the overall functionality, purpose, and cultural awareness.
Across the entire multilingual family — Latin, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Lao, Thai, now Korean, and with more on the way — each has been engineered to optically match the proportions of its counterparts. (Note: In addition to Korean, this font includes the full Latin character set which supports hundreds of languages.) Adelle Sans Korean’s exhaustive character set and OpenType support delivers consistent, flexible, and personable results in digital and printed multilingual documents and multicultural branding.
Lead design and concept
Chorong Kim (Hangul)
Changseop Im (Hangul)
Veronika Burian & José Scaglione (Latin)
Assistant type design
Azza Alameddine (Latin)
Sandoll engineering team (Hangul)
So-Hyun Bae (Hangul)
Rabab Charafeddine & Elena Veguillas (Latin, Hangul)